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Chocolate Marzipan and Walnut Pralines

About this recipe: Delicious treats that are perfect as food gifts during the Christmas season. Marzipan and walnuts are formed into shapes, dipped in chocolate and then topped with walnuts.

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Ingredients
Makes: 25 pralines

  • 400g marzipan
  • 100g icing sugar, divided
  • 100g walnuts, coarsely chopped
  • 2 dessertspoons rum
  • 2 dessertspoons maraschino liqueur
  • 1-2 (300g) blocks dark chocolate cake covering
  • 50 walnut halves

Method
Prep:45min  ›  Ready in:45min 

  1. Knead marzipan with 80g icing sugar, chopped walnuts, rum and maraschino liqueur.
  2. Sprinkle the remaining icing sugar on a clean work surface. Roll out the marzipan and cut out circles, squares or rectangles.
  3. Melt chocolate covering according to package instructions.
  4. Stab each praline with a cocktail stick, coat with chocolate and shake off any excess. Place onto a greaseproof paper-lined tray.
  5. Allow to set a little, then top with a walnut half. Dry completely and store in tins.

Chocolate cake covering

Can be substituted for eating chocolate, but the finish will not be the same.

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